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File #: 15-20580    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/6/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 6/12/2023 Final action: 6/12/2023
Title: Eastland Redevelopment Reservation of Funding
Attachments: 1. Eastland Resolution 6.12.pdf
Eastland Redevelopment Reservation of Funding

Adopt a resolution to reserve up to $20 million in Convention Center Tax Fund future Certificates of Participation for Eastland Redevelopment, to be utilized with planned Public-Private-Partnership funds in the five-year General CIP to accomplish an approximately $30 million investment in the 29-acre Eastland site owned by the city.

Staff Resource(s):
Tracy Dodson, City Manager's Office
Teresa Smith, Finance

* Part of the Eastland area redevelopment includes plans for a 29-acre site owned by the city.
* Community engagement feedback identified strong support for sports facilities at this site.
* The city is currently reviewing proposals for redevelopment of the site. Further review and planning are needed prior to finalizing plans for the site.
* This action will serve to ensure funding is reserved for future redevelopment of the Eastland site.
* Future requests for Council Action will be presented once proposed plan is determined.

* The city purchased approximately 80.4 acres of the former Eastland Mall property in August 2012 as an opportunity to aid economic development and neighborhood revitalization in the area. Eastland Mall was demolished in 2013.
* The redevelopment principles created by the Eastland Area Strategies Team help guide the redevelopment of the site:
* Enhance the perceptions of the Eastland area and East Charlotte,
* Unify local communities,
* Create connectivity and walkability for surrounding neighborhoods,
* Take advantage of natural features,
* Create opportunity for civic development, and
* Increase equitable economic development opportunities.
* From 2017 to 2018, the Economic Development Committee, now known as the Jobs and Economic Development Committee, reviewed proposals from four development teams and voted unanimously to engage exclusively with the development team led by Crosland Southeast (Developer).
* Throughout 2019, the c...

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